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NFL to have 3 game preseason, 17 game regular season for 2021


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6 minutes ago, scar988 said:

Game Day checks were already spread over 17 weeks. Preseason game checks weren't going to be anything more than the Per Diem they already are. They will likely be spread over 18 weeks now in terms of salary, but the salaries should see a bump. 17 games is being done to increase the cap too. So expect the cap to be closer to 191-195M than the 180 cap floor shown.

Remember the original number was 175M.  The only TV deal that is due up is MNF.   The bulk of the 2021 increase from 175M is likely the 17th game.    
 

FWIW Denver’s NFLPA rep Mcmanus was standing on the 188M number which makes a lot of sense with the 17th game and MNF new $. 
 

 

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Just now, stl4life07 said:

Preseason don’t matter because the Rams don’t play their starters anyway. 

Its the extra game that matters that bothers me. Do what you will with pre-season (except still have it, last season proved it beneficial IMO)

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43 minutes ago, Broncofan said:

The NFLPA is so bad that they didn't have a clause that kept the schedule at 16 games, so this could be negotiated.   Getting an extra cheque for 1/16 of annual salary doesn't represent the additional risk (and it's just the base salary that gets the bump, not the extra roster / signing bonus etc.).  SMH @ their total ineffectual status as a player group.

You won't ever get a sacrifice from the players because their playing window is so small. I doubt it ever changes. The NFLPA would have to collect fees from future players to make up for the lost wages of players who sat out during work stoppage for the majority of the players to ever consider making their stand. Just a tough situation. Most baseball players expect a long career so if they lose a season to make gains in the future it seems worth it. When 10% of your players (guess) would only have this one year to make good money (league min) and another 30% losing pay for what would have been 40% of their career (guess) it's going to be tough to expect them to make that sacrifice for future generations at their expense.

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2 minutes ago, Thomas5737 said:

You won't ever get a sacrifice from the players because their playing window is so small. I doubt it ever changes. The NFLPA would have to collect fees from future players to make up for the lost wages of players who sat out during work stoppage for the majority of the players to ever consider making their stand. Just a tough situation. Most baseball players expect a long career so if they lose a season to make gains in the future it seems worth it. When 10% of your players (guess) would only have this one year to make good money (league min) and another 30% losing pay for what would have been 40% of their career (guess) it's going to be tough to expect them to make that sacrifice for future generations at their expense.

I get it - but a simple thing like negotiating the extra game for more perks happens automatically if the NFLPA includes the definition of the regular season at 16 games.   They just literally gave that away.    The bye would have then become the easiest next option to increase revenue that’s also player friendly.    That’s just terrible work by the NFLPA executive.   

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Just now, Blackstar12 said:

So how do they decide the extra game every team gets? Just keep it at 16 lol.

They’ve already devised a system where you play a non conference team from 1 of the 3 divisions you aren’t playing.   4th plays 4th, 3rd plays 3rd.  And you alternate the home / road (although how it works over 2 years it must be that way for 2-year fixed schedule).     So 1 year you get 9 home the other year you get 8 home games.   It’s far from ideal but they’ve got a plan.  
 

Next year Denver gets Detroit as 1 example.  

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6 minutes ago, Broncofan said:

They’ve already devised a system where you play a non conference team from 1 of the 3 divisions you aren’t playing.   4th plays 4th, 3rd plays 3rd.  And you alternate the home / road (although how it works over 2 years it must be that way for 2-year fixed schedule).     So 1 year you get 9 home the other year you get 8 home games.   It’s far from ideal but they’ve got a plan.  
 

Next year Denver gets Detroit as 1 example.  

 I did the scenarios and there’s a good chance Colts play the Bucs. Since both teams finished second in division. I still favor 16 games lol.

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3 minutes ago, Blackstar12 said:

 I did the scenarios and there’s a good chance Colts play the Bucs. Since both teams finished second in division. I still favor 16 games lol.

AFCS faces NFCW so Indy gets LAR. 
 

 

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